• Kidnap attempt conviction voided
    August 03,2014
    • Email Article
    •  
    •  Print Article
     
    Kidnap attempt

    conviction voided

    MONTPELIER — The Vermont Supreme Court has overturned the conviction of a Swanton man who was sentenced to serve 30 years to life for the attempted abduction of a woman in Burlington.

    The justices ordered Chittenden County Superior Court to look again at the case of Harold D. Porter, who was 45 when he was convicted in 2012 in the incident three years earlier.

    The Burlington Free Press reports the Supreme Court faulted Judge James Crucitti for allowing police to testify about how they eliminated from suspicion some potential suspects who drove trucks closely matching Porter’s.

    The defense had objected during Porter’s trial that only 12 of the 20 owners of Vermont-registered trucks similar to Porter’s were called to testify.
    • Email Article
    •  
    •  Print Article
    2 Comments
    MORE IN This Just In
    I’ll admit I felt a twinge of sadness when I read that the Rutland Herald and its sister paper,... Full Story
    Click’d: Herald, Times Argus must be ready to embrace their digital futures
    Several members of Marble Valley League field hockey teams will head to Castleton University... Full Story
    After getting swept off the court last summer, this year’s Vermont Twin State Basketball Classic... Full Story
    More Articles